You heard right folks, cookies! Chocolate chip at that (did I mention I was on a diet? :3)!
Seriously though, diet or not, we all need a little bit of a break to get away from the wrong kind of order that stresses us day to day. And what better way to do that, than a homemade batch of chocolate chip cookies. Sure, you can go ahead and buy them ready made and such, but it's so much more rewarding to make your own. It's it's own kind of magic, cookie chaos magic if you will! And with this easy recipe, you can whip up a batch of "Eris's Best" in no time. Okay, okay, enough of that. On to the kitchen!
This recipe is one I modified from the Toll House original recipe my mom gave me many moons ago. I found their version to be a bit cake-y, so after a little though and a bit too much Food Network, I upped the sugar (just a tad!), lowered the oven temp, and Huzza! Ooey Gooey greatness! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
You'll need 2 mixing bowls, spoon, beater, measuring cups, cookie pan, and, if you like, a spatula
2 1/4 cup of Flower
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 cup of softened butter
1 cup of sugar
1 1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp of vanilla
A hefty pinch of pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1 bag of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of nuts (also optional)
I know, a lot of ingredients, but these are not hard, I promise.
Before gathering your essentials, preheat thine kiln to 350*. Once that's done, you'll first start with the dry stuff. Just throw the flower, baking soda, and salt together in one of your bowls and toss it all together.
Next, beat together your butter (just toss it in the microwave for 15 seconds or so), sugars, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice into your other bowl.
Now that that's sufficiently creamy, add your eggs and continue beating until mixed.
Gradually add your flower mixture and keep on beating until you have a nice cookie dough.
Now it's time to add your chocolate chips and nuts (i prefer mine without nuts, personally).
Your dough is now ready for cooking! Just take your spoon and dollop the dough onto a VERY lightly greased cookie sheet. Toss the cookie sheet into the heated oven . Go ahead, lick the spoon, the bowl, and the beaters. You know you want to. And after 8 minutes, you will have delicious, comforting, chaos inducing cookies!
But above all, ENJOY! That's what cookies are all about.
Until next week dear readers,